“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life – I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.”
– Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff
From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a big impact on the eyes when it comes to art. Join us today as we uncover techniques and tips that focus on the detail in doll making.
Tips from the Pros:
“These animals have painted details giving them their defining characteristics.” – Cathy Pendleton
“Nothing goes to waste – every little textile scrap is reworked again and again.” – Viv Sliwka
“It’s so important to use colors and textures that you are drawn to. Have fun mixing up colors and patterns. I never try to match anything – the fun is the crazy mix!” – Catherine Zacchino
“All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was creating these rabbits. Right then and there, I knew I was creating these treasured memories from my past. Each stitch I made now had a purpose – three generations of women knit tightly together.” – Barb Moore
“Used clothing stores, thrift shops, and antique stores are a treasure trove for fabric. You can always change the color or antique the fabric with fabric dye, tea, or coffee.” – Candice Wirth
“…I decided to dabble in papier-mâché. I love how the gel medium gives a whole new life to my little friends.” – Colleen Moody
“To give dolls a slightly grungy look, lightly rub the doll’s body, as well as the clothes, with coffee. You can choose how grungy you want the doll by simply adding more or less coffee.” – Cheryl Foster
Are you new to primitive doll making, or are you completely devoted to the craft? No matter your level, glimpse inside the new issue of Prims, for tons of inspiration. We’ve got tattered, weathered, and worn dolls and lovely clay and cloth creations – there’s no secret that this issue’s art will warm your heart and inspire your own creativity.
Whether you art journal, stitch and sew, or solder jewelry, how do you add detail to your artwork? Comment below:
Posted: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 7:00 am
Categories: Art Dolls and Softies, Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks.
Tags: doll, doll making, How-To, inside the magazine, pretty, primitive, Prims, Sneak Peek, tips.
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